Ohio Township Central Library News

Supporting our Library

Written By: admin - Aug• 25•14

Together, YOU and Schnucks can help make a difference for Ohio Township Public Library System.


How?  Participate in their community “give back” escrip program when you shop at Schnucks for your grocery needs.  It’s that easy!



  1. Visit Schnucks and request a community card

  2. Register your card online at www.escrip.com/schnucks or call (800) 931-6258

  3. Present your card at checkout to the cashier to scan

Every dollar you spend, Schnucks will contribute up to 3% of your purchase amount back to OTPLS!


 Find a Schnucks location and start today!

Thank you!

Lunch & Learn – August 20 – Topic: Reverse Mortgages

Written By: Diane - Aug• 05•14



The topic for the August Lunch & Learn is Reverse Mortgages.

The speaker is Joseph Salpietra, branch manager of VanDyk Mortgages in Newburgh.

This program is a collaboration between the Ohio Twp Central Library and H.E.L.P. (Healthcare Education Learning Partners).

Please join us for this informative presentation and see if a reverse mortgage is right for you. Call 853-5468, ext. 301 to reserve your spot. Questions? Call 853-5468, ext. 301.

Gemstones – Diamonds!

Written By: Diane - Aug• 05•14


Dave Krantz from Droste’s will speak Tuesday, August 12 @6:30pm in the Diamond Room.

He will present an eye-opening view into the subject of diamonds and what to look/ask for and what to avoid in order to be a savvy shopper.

Is it true, diamonds are a girl’s “best friend”? Krantz will go over things you need to know in order to make intelligent decisions. You can be an informed shopper/owner of these precious stones, learn your four C’s and how to care for your precious stones. See and learn what your jeweler sees and know why the stones are so expensive – and not just in sentimental value.

Please join us for this informative presentation and learn all you can about these fascinating stones.

Call 853-5468, ext. 301 to register so we know how many to expect. Questions? Please call.

The Namesake – Staff Review by Linda R

Written By: admin - Aug• 05•14


Because I enjoyed reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection, I was looking forward to reading her novel “The Namesake”.  I was not disappointed!  This novel tells the story of two generations of the Ganguli family.  The parents, Ashoke and Ashima, travel from Calcutta to America and settle in Massachusetts to start their lives as Americans.  They make every effort to conform to American life and customs while still maintaining their Bengali heritage, and the author embellishes the story with lots of cultural details.

When their son is born, they struggle with naming him because correspondence from India containing a name choice is lost.  They ultimately decide to make the baby a namesake of a Russian writer who is very important in Ashoke’s life.  This name of Gogol is considered to be his “pet name”, and when Gogol starts school, he is also given a “good name”.  The Russian writer’s name once again serves as inspiration.  From an early age, Gogol struggles with having two names, with how his names define him, with his Bengali heritage, and with his parents’ expectations of him.

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book.  I especially liked the way the author draws you into her character’s lives.  The author took me on a journey with her characters and brought their story to a very satisfying conclusion.  I am very much looking forward to reading this author’s newest book, “The Lowland”.  I’ll let you know what I think!

Please stop by the Circulation Desk and share your thoughts about “The Namesake” if you’ve already read it, and if not, take a copy home to enjoy.

Hope to see you soon -

Baby Boomer Trivia Night Challenge @the Library!

Written By: Diane - Jun• 27•14

triviaThe Ohio Township Central Library is very pleased to offer a Trivia Night Challenge (topic:  Baby Boomers) at the library 6:30-8:30pm on Friday, July 18.

Ron Eaton, creator of WFIE’s gameshow “Backatcha” will be our host.  Enter as a team of 4 or come and be teamed up with others.  Top teams will receive prizes.  Snacks will be provided.

Thanks to our sponors: Pizza Chef, Schnuck’s & Award World.

Space is limited to the first 100 people that sign up.  Questions?  Call 853-5468, ext. 301.